After the limitations of my Orcon Genius were discovered I gave up on the idea of using it with my USB HDD as a simple home NAS for media sharing at home. But that led me to some reading - I would really like to both share files at home and also via the web. It would be very handy to be able to log in from outside and grab a movie or suchlike. So I investigated add on routers with USB and easy to use internet-access options.
I have read all about mydlink, Netgear's ReadyShare, and even the fiasco with the Cisco Connect Cloud. I checked out some super simple devices too like the TonidoPlug and Pogoplug. In my search for something simple to use & configure the best option *seems* a Western Digital My Net N900 Central router. Trusted brand, easy to get going. But it has built in storage which I neither need or want. Its cheaper non-storage version lacks the easy internet-sharing feature. So I am a little stuck. Any advice?
The ideal solution would;
- use the Orcon Genius as the modem
- use my USB 3.0 HDD as storage
- enable me to share files on the HDD at home and via the web easily